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La oferta laboral de los hogares en México. Modelos de interacción estratégica


  • Huffman Espinosa, Curtis

    (El Colegio de México)

  • Gameren, Edwin van

    (El Colegio de México)


This paper discusses, estimates and compares microeconometric strategic interaction models applied to the labor supply of households in Mexico. Because the possibility of decentralized decision-making within the household provides a motivation for a game theoretic framework, the model estimates are based on the assumption that the observed variables represent the outcome of a static discrete game. The models are estimated using data from the Mexican Family Life Survey 2002 (MxFLS). The maximum likelihood estimation, based on the non-cooperative Nash and Stackelberg equilibrium concepts, proved feasible and gave plausible results. The main results suggest the interdependence of individual choices within the household.// Esta investigación analiza, estima y compara modelos microeconométricos de interacción estratégica aplicados a la oferta laboral de los hogares en México. En tanto que la posibilidad de decisiones descentralizadas al interior del hogar proporciona el ímpetu para un marco de teoría de juegos, los modelos estimados se basan en el supuesto de que las variables observadas representan el resultado de un juego discreto estático. Los modelos son estimados con datos de la Encuesta Nacional sobre Niveles de Vida de los Hogares 2002 (ENNViH). La estimación por máxima verosimilitud, basada en los conceptos de equilibrio no cooperativo de Nash y Stackelberg, se probó factible y los resultados producidos son plausibles. Los principales resultados sugieren la dependencia recíproca de las decisiones individuales al interior del hogar.

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  • Huffman Espinosa, Curtis & Gameren, Edwin van, 2011. "La oferta laboral de los hogares en México. Modelos de interacción estratégica," El Trimestre Económico, Fondo de Cultura Económica, vol. 0(312), pages 869-911, octubre-d.
  • Handle: RePEc:elt:journl:v:78:y:2011:i:312:p:869-911

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    oferta laboral; decisiones dentro del hogar; interacción estratégica; modelos econométricos;

    JEL classification:

    • D19 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Other
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • C79 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Other
    • C35 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions


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